In July 2000 I went to work at the IRIS/PASSCAL Instrument Center on the New Mexico Tech campus in Socorro, New Mexico. IRIS, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, is a consortium of about 125 colleges, universities and research institutions. PASSCAL, the Program for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere, Instrument Center provides portable seismic monitoring equipment, and software to process the data collected, for geophysicists and others to use in experiments around the world. All of the equipment is owned by the U.S. Government, and the whole program is funded through the National Science Foundation.

Above is a picture of the instrument center taken on June 24, 2002 at about noon. The haze was the smoke from the forest fires that were about to devour Show Low, Arizona which is about 250 miles west of Socorro. The fire gave Show Low a break and stopped at the edge of town.

More on the PASSCAL Instrument Center is here.

Below is a list of projects that I have travelled for. The explanations are not too terribly technical in nature since they were mostly here just to let my mom know what I did for a living. They are also way behind because I traveled more than I could keep up with, and now I'm redoing the site, so...I'll get there!

Project 1: Anatomy Of An Experiment is here (Hill AFB, Utah, July-August 2000)
Project 2: Superstition Hills is here (Superstition Hills, California, November 2000)
Project 3: Faults In The City is here (Santa Clara County, California, December 2000)
Project 4: Tropical Hotspots is here (Tiwi, Luzon, Philippines, February 2001)
Project 5: Way South Of The Border is here (Venezuela, July 2001)
Project 6: Enter The Dragon is here (Qinghai Province, China, July 2002)
Project 7: This Is Summer? is here (Antarctica, October 2002-January 2003)
Project 8: A Small Experiment In The Old Country is here (Czech Republic/Germany, May-June 2003)
Project 9: Urban Seismology In The Naughties is here (Los Angeles/Las Vegas, July 2003)
Project 10: CENSORED
Project 11: A Quickie In Kirtland is here (Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September-October 2003)
Project 12: Roman Holidays is here (Southern Italy, December 2003-January 2004)
Project 13: Shaking In Anticipation is here (Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, California, March 2004)
Project 14: Return To The Jungle is here (Venezuela, May 2004)
Project 15: This Armenia Is Not Near Turkey is here (Colombia, June 2004)
Project 16: Winnewhere!? is here (Northwest Nevada, September 2004)
Project 17: The Longest Line is here (Nevada/Utah, August 2005)
Project 18: Paradise? is here (American Samoa/Samoa, November 2005)
Project 19: Almost On Top Of The World is here (Central China, July 2007)
Project 20a: The Middle Of Asia is here (Western China, August 2007)
Project 20b: Horse Milk? is here (Kyrgyzstan, August-September 2007)
Project 21: Where Vikings And Moose Play is here (Norway, October 2007)
Project 22: Return To Paradise is here (American Samoa/Samoa, November 2007)
Project 23: Things That Go Boom In The East is here (Taiwan, March 2008)
Project 24: A Wise SAGE Once Said... is here (New Mexico, July 2008)
Project 25: Is That A Diamond In Your Pocket? is here (New Mexico, August 2008)
Project 26: Slummin' in Slumgullion is here (Colorado, August 2008)
Project 27: The Big One is here (Idaho/Oregon, September 2008)
Project 28: Another Antarctic Adventure is here (Antarctica, November 2008-February 2009)
Project 29: In The Land Of Dudley Dooright is here (July 2009)
Project 30: If It's Tuesday This Must Be Antarctica is here (Antarctica, November 2009-February 2010)
Project 31A: What's Shakin'? is here (Chile, March-April 2010)
Project 32: The Gulf Coast, Almost is here (Southeast Texas, July 2010)
Project 31B: What's Still Shakin'? is here (Chile, September-October 2010)
Project 33: Shake And Bake? is here (Antarctica, October 2010-February 2011)
Project 34: It's Not Green is here (Greenland, May-June 2011)
Project 35: It's Also Cold is here (Greenland, June-August 2011)
Project 36: One More Time (Antarctica, November 2011-January 2012)

Since something about this page should actually be related to real work a
link to my documentation is here.

In keeping with this "work"-thing theory, some random screenshots
of software programs I've written and maintain, with little or no explanation, are here.